Learning about Cultures Through Art

poster-art-show-stories-from-far-and-near-sept-16In art, students have been learning about the Mexican celebration Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead. They have been very interested in how traditions and cultures are expressed through various art forms. St. John’s Mexican mums Alejandra Arceo, Alicia Reyes and Silvia Salvango met with grade 4 and grade 5 students to explain and present this celebration and its origins.

Students were quick to draw comparisons with traditions they are familiar with, such as Halloween. They each created a Mexican calacas, a colourful skull, which will be on display at an exhibition. The exhibition is aptly named “Stories from Far and Near” and will open on Friday, September 16, at the Greene gallery. You are all invited to join us at the opening from 16:00-18:00.

At St. John’s we do our best to help build a supportive internationally aware community. This would be impossible without the help of the incredible and involved parents who lend their time and expertise to several different events. Silvia Salvagno, Moumita Mukherjee and, grade 4 and 5 students will partake in the exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing the beautiful creations made by our Elementary School students!